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Book Review: Wake Up And Win!

Wake Up And Win! was written by Dave Moore and published in 2020.You may purchase it at Visit the author on Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.

With natural talent, charisma, and a dream, Dave Moore earned the right to work as a flight instructor for Ohio University while a student. But when a deer struck his plane during a landing, Dave’s dreams of becoming a commercial airline pilot were dashed. The crash not only left Dave with severe injuries, it exposed and aggravated a deep-seated self-doubt. Dave went through Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and eventually discovered Post-Traumatic growth.

Through years of overcoming challenges and recovery, Dave advanced in a military career, though he remained shaken and allowed others, including his colleagues and first wife, to abuse him and make decisions for him.

This book is a true story based on one man's decision to win every single day, (what ever success means to you). With a drive to be his best, Dave didn't allow life's circumstances to stop him from becoming a winner in all aspects of life. Through each story and challenge, Dave's passion is to help you overcome your obstacles and become your best. Dive deep and fly high with Dave as you engulf yourself in this adventurous page-turner!

Since his childhood Dave Moore wanted to fly. Nothing else mattered much to him and during his early twenties, his dream came true. He soon became a flight instructor for Ohio University while he was still a student. But unlike some, who breeze along to the zenith of their dreams, fate would send Dave on a turbulent ride through life and it all started when a deer ran into his plane during take off at an Ohio airport. After he and his student pilot crashed into a wooded area, Dave pulled himself and his unconscious partner out of the woods, crawling for over two hours before he reached help. With his face literally torn off and other injuries sustained in the crash, he spent weeks in recovery. But, as a tribute to his determination and his lifelong dreams, he was back in the air forty five days later.

This book isn't all about the horrific airplane accident; it's about surviving and thriving even when something like a deer collides into you or another obstacle stands in your way and causes your life to seemingly crash into oblivion. Without adding spoilers to this review, Dave Moore was involved in not one but three airplane crashes and he still flies! With that kind of life experience it's no surprise that the author is also a motivational speaker who has several credits and exceptional testimonials to his name. He's the founder of Moore Motivation.

This book is filled with stories; some horrific, some humorous but all of them were put on the page with much thought and consideration . The stories flow easily from page to page and I never put the book down.

Wake Up And Win soars to the top of my book shelf.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

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